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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 23/03/2014
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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada said that the State of Qatar, under the wise leadership of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, is committed to supporting all activities and initiatives for the provision of sustainable water resources. Speaking on the occasion of the World Water Day and GCC Conservation Week, HE the Minister of Energy and Industry said: "Qatar is joining the world community on 22nd March 2014, commemorating the historic day which is being observed as World Water Day across the world. World Water Day 2014 reminds us again of the importance of water for life continuity on earth." The day tries to shed light on efforts exerted to provide fresh water resources and promote sustainability management, HE Al-Sada said, adding that the event includes official and milestone events as well as many other events organized by various stakeholders around the world including us. Qatar suffers water scarcity as it depends on desalination to provide 98% of its needs. "The global figures show that worldwide, 1.3 billion people cannot access electricity, 768 million people lack access to improved water sources and 2.5 billion people have no improved sanitation. If the deprived ones get access to basic necessities, the world scenario will be changed and the poverty level will come down. Water and energy have crucial impacts on poverty alleviation. The UN system working closely with member states and other stakeholders have paid attention to the water-energy nexus, particularly addressing inequities, especially for the 'bottom billion' who live in slums and impoverished rural areas and survive without access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, sufficient food and energy services." The State of Qatar, HE Al-Sada said, is pursuing a policy for the optimal use of resources as part of the Natural Recourses Management Strategy, which is the road map to ensure its sustainability and to protect the rights of the coming generations. The conservation of resources is a common responsibility, which calls upon us to increase energy efficiency, stop wasting and efficient use of water and electricity. Conservation is an investment for the future that should take root as a culture of the people. He pointed out that the World Water Day coincides with GCC Conservation Week starting as of 22 March. It aims to mark the importance of conservation to save resources, he said, adding that the State of Qatar celebrates GCC Conservation Week by holding various activities to promote and deeply root the culture of conservation. It encourages the rational use and saving of resources

 


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